U-pack overseas moving decision shouldn’t be taken without considering other alternatives. You need to know whether you will have time to do the packing on your own. Many people prefer to save money by packing on their own, but only in the last minute they will find out that they are not able to do self moving. To avoid such a scenario, start packing several days before your move. As you are doing self moving, it is better to start packing your household items at least a month before your move.
Loading packed boxes is also a daunting task, especially when the move is large. You can get help from your friends and family to do the loading process. You should beware of loading awkward shaped items like furniture, piano and the like. You can’t pack and load such items without professional moving services. You need to have supplies such as trolleys in order to move the boxes and load them easily.
The u-pack overseas moving requires you to load containers that can be shipped. Many companies let you rent the containers or you can buy a container on your own. When you rent containers, you have to pay the rent for the number of days you hold the container. You should consider the number of days you want the container based on the number of boxes to be loaded and unloaded. You’re only being charged for using the space inside the container or the shipping fees, you’re not paying for the container itself. Another option is to buy a container on your own so that you can keep the container and reuse it later. Buying used containers only make sense when you want to keep the container for long-term storage.
When using u-pack overseas moving, you should be careful about the moving insurance. Marine insurance must be paid by the company that moves your goods overseas. However, basic insurance can never be enough for you. You should buy additional insurance depending on the value of your goods. This may be expensive when you do self packing because companies don’t prefer to take risk by assuming liability for goods that are not packed professionally.
Overseas moving requires a lot of paperwork to be done. You should check with the customs office at the source and destination about the documents required. The u-pack overseas moving service company may help you with the paperwork, but you have to ask the movers about this. You should make yourself available at the source and destination to clear customs duties and taxes.